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Could MJ Really Hang on During Spider-Man’s Swing?

Shooting a web from your hands requires Spidey powers. But does keeping your grip on one of...

The Malaria Vaccine Is a Big Deal, but Not a Silver Bullet

RTS,S proves that shots can work against parasites. But to eradicate this disease, scientists say we need...

5 cool things to know about NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids

For the first time, a spacecraft is headed to Jupiter’s odd Trojan asteroids. What Lucy finds there...

Barnacles are famed for not budging. But one species roams its sea turtle hosts

Barnacles aren’t exactly renowned for their athleticism, staying glued in place for much of their lives. But...

Growing Crops Under Solar Panels? Now There’s a Bright Idea

In the new scientific (and literal) field of agrivoltaics, researchers are showing how panels can increase yields...

NASA Is Preparing for the Ravages of Climate Change

The agency knows it needs to adapt to climate-driven events that will increasingly threaten coastal launch sites...

Huge numbers of fish-eating jaguars prowl Brazil’s wetlands

In a tract of central Brazilian wetlands, jaguars spend their days wading through chest-deep waters searching for...

Nostalgia may have bona fide benefits in hard times, like the pandemic

Over 300 years ago, Swiss physician Johannes Hofer observed disturbing behaviors among Swiss mercenaries fighting in far-flung...

Another Global Pandemic Is Spreading—Among Pigs

African swine fever killed half the pigs in China. There is no vaccine and no treatment. Now...

The fastest-spinning white dwarf ever seen rotates once every 25 seconds

The sun turns once a month and the Earth once a day, but a white dwarf star...

Methods of getting results from real-world experiments win 2021 economics Nobel

Some of the most insightful — and now most celebrated — studies of such major social issues...

The earliest evidence of tobacco use dates to over 12,000 years ago

Ancient North Americans started using tobacco around 12,500 to 12,000 years ago, roughly 9,000 years before the...
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